05 April 2011

Making A List

Step Eight of AA, "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all."

Making A List

I grabbed a paper and pen
I sat down… and then
wondered… where do I begin
so much pain… so much sin

I started with what I did yesterday
easily remembered… couldn’t throw away
I kept going back in time
constantly looking for a sign

I wondered would I ever write enough
there was so much… stuff
one page quickly turned to two… then three
could this program really set me free

before I knew it the list was ten pages long
even from childhood… I listed my wrongs
deep inside… I wanted to die
everything hit me… I began to cry

“I’m sorry” wouldn’t cure their pain
just seen as sick and insane
but this list made it real
and your hurt I could feel

I’m not sure how to correct all the wrongs
I’ll beg my Higher Power to guide me along
I’ll practice on what I want to say
and prepare… for your day

Please God, take hold of my hand
I’m traveling in an uncharted land


Dave Harm said...

Comment from Authors Den

Reviewed by Cynth'ya Reed 7/28/2007
Isn't forgiveness wonderful? hallelujah! blessin's Bro DH,

Anonymous said...

Wow. This is beautiful....so powerful.